Chinaedu Nwadibia firmly believes in the functions of portraiture, storytelling and the supernatural. The orality of her Nigerian and African American heritage has nurtured a keen observational ear that guides her visual work. Using photography, sculpture and performance, she advocates for herself and others, illuminating the spaces just out of view and prompting a further investigation into how one perceives their surroundings. Her explorations help her art practice to exist beyond the conventions of the archive or historical narrative, instead using these frameworks to engage the imagination and encourage declarations of personal freedom. She earned her BA from Howard University in 2011 and her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2022. Chinaedu lives and works between Los Angeles and New York City and every day when she opens her eyes, she does her best to remember last night’s dream.